COVID-19: Boredom in the Family

Latif H.

The Family Journal, vol.0, no.0, pp.1-6, 2021 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1066480720986496
  • Journal Name: The Family Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: No



This research is focused on the subject of boredom in the families during the stay-at-home process forced by coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. The literature on boredom was reviewed, and then the qualitative research was designed with the open-ended questions appropriate for the subject and purpose. The research was conducted between April 20 and 29, 2020, in Istanbul, Turkey, with the participation of 264 families. The most significant findings of the research showed that family members accustomed to active life experienced boredom more during the stay-at-home process, they utilized information technologies very often to overcome boredom, the importance of time spent at home increased, involuntary behaviors such as overeating and snacking became common, the livelihood difficulties and fear of unemployment increased boredom, nevertheless, no conflict occurred between the family members, and the process taught to be patient and strong.

Keywords COVID-19stay at home!the effects of staying at homefamilyboredompython NLTK library